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January 10, 2023, 10:10 PM

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Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Sources: Microsoft ditched a dual-screen design for the Surface Duo 3, opting for an internal foldable screen, an external cover display, and a 180-degree hinge  —  Microsoft's next foldable phone will have an internal foldable display.  —  What you need to know
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to design and develop its own displays for mobile devices, starting with microLED screens for the Apple Watch Ultra by the end of 2024  —  Apple Inc. is planning to start using its own custom displays in mobile devices as early as 2024, an effort to reduce its reliance …
Olga Kharif / Bloomberg:
Cameron Winklevoss demands that DCG's board remove CEO Barry Silbert and alleges he and Genesis lied publicly, after his January 8 resolution deadline passed  —  Gemini crypto exchange co-founder Cameron Winklevoss called for the board of Digital Currency Group to remove Barry Silbert …
Makena Kelly / The Verge:
Sources: Parler's parent company laid off ~75% of its staff and most of its chief executives over the past few weeks, leaving the social app with ~20 employees  —  Parlement Technologies, the parent company of “censorship-free” social media platform Parler, has laid off a majority of its staff …
Kate Rooney / CNBC:
Coinbase plans to cut ~950 jobs, or ~20% of its workforce, aiming to reduce its operating expenses by 25% QoQ in Q1 2023, after laying off 18% in June 2022  —  - Coinbase is cutting a fifth of its workforce following an 18% staff reduction in June.  — CEO Brian Armstrong pointed …
Allison Johnson / The Verge:
Samsung sets its next Galaxy Unpacked for February 1 at 10am PT in San Francisco, likely to unveil the Galaxy S23 at its first in-person event in three years  —  Mark your calendar: Samsung is hosting its next Galaxy Unpacked on February 1st.  The company is officially confirming a date …
Taylor Hatmaker / TechCrunch:
Meta plans to further limit ad targeting users under 18 starting in February 2023, including removing the options to target based on gender and in-app activity  —  Meta is making some changes to how its apps handle advertising and young users.  Under the new rules, advertisers on Instagram …
Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
Apple SVP of Services Eddy Cue says App Store developers have made $320B+ since 2008 and lists 900M paid subscriptions, 200+ Arcade games, 70B Shazams, and more  —  Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of services, has penned an open letter celebrating what he calls a “groundbreaking year for entertainment.”
Paul Alcorn / Tom's Hardware:
Ivan Mehta / TechCrunch:
Developers flood Apple's App Store and Google Play with apps listing “ChatGPT” in titles and descriptions; OpenAI doesn't offer a public ChatGPT API or an app  —  ChatGPT is the hottest topic of discussion in the tech industry.  OpenAI's chatbot that answers questions …
Mitchell Clark / The Verge:
Twitter renames Latest Tweets to Following and Home to For You, making the algorithmic feed the default with no way to change it, rolling out to iOS users first  —  Twitter is changing how you move between the algorithmically-driven timeline and the reverse chronological one and making the algorithmic feed the default.
Bob Van Voris / Bloomberg:
A New York judge sentences Nikhil Wahi, a brother of Coinbase PM Ishan Wahi, to 10 months for a scheme to trade on insider info on the timing of new listings  —  The brother of a former Coinbase Global Inc. product manager was sentenced to 10 months behind bars for his role in a scheme …
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon plans to open Buy with Prime to all US merchants on January 31, letting them offer Prime benefits like free shipping and returns on their own apps  —  Amazon announced this morning it's expanding its Buy with Prime service to U.S.-based merchants by the end of the month.
Javier Paz / Forbes:
A breakdown of Binance's known assets, according to Nansen, Glassnode, Defillama, and others, estimates the exchange has ~$50B left, down 24% from November 2022  —  The outflow of cash from Binance is worse than the CEO Changpeng Zhao indicated last month, and it's become considerably more severe since then, a Forbes analysis shows.

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